Top 10 Things to do in Saint Martin de Re, France

August 7, 2017 Veronika Gaddis

Discover the best top things to do in Saint Martin de Re, France including Clocher Observatoire, Abbaye des Chateliers, Office de Tourisme du Bois-Plage en Re, Port de Saint-Martin-de-Re, Le Jardin de Lydie, Marche medieval, Citadelle Vauban, 1 Plus Cycles, Musee Ernest Cognacq, Tout a velo.
Restaurants in Saint Martin de Re

1. Clocher Observatoire

Place de l'Eglise, 17410 Saint Martin de Re, Ile de Re, France +33 9 97 61 51 44
Excellent
57%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 643 reviews

Clocher Observatoire

Reviewed By swpratt - London, United Kingdom

You get a sense of history from the top of the church tower- from the work of vauban and his star shaped defensive bastions to a time when the musketeers were very much part of the history of the area. The stairs are stone to begin with then wooden and it's narrow and you can bash your head and you go past the bell- I went past as it struck- schoolboy error. Well worth the couple of euros entry.

2. Abbaye des Chateliers

Route de la Flotte, 17630 La Flotte, Ile de Re, France +33 5 46 09 61 39
Excellent
36%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 240 reviews

Abbaye des Chateliers

Reviewed By swpratt - London, United Kingdom

This must be one of the most photographed spots in western France. As you drive by you cannot ignore the areas of brilliantly coloured poppies with the ruined abbey as a back drop. If you walk into the poppies it can be quite a psychedelic experience - takes you back...

3. Office de Tourisme du Bois-Plage en Re

87 rue des Barjottes, 17580 Le Bois-Plage-en-Re, Ile de Re, France +33 5 46 09 00 55
Excellent
36%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
9%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 65 reviews

Office de Tourisme du Bois-Plage en Re

Internet access!

Reviewed By johnmb100 - Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom

Only needed to visit the Tourist office once to find all the information we required concerning the local area and places to visit. We were particularly impressed by the knowledgeable and friendly staff who spoke good English and gave us good advice about visiting La...MoreMany thanks for your positive feedback. We look forward seing you soon in one of our ten tourist information centers on the Island. Kind regards.

4. Port de Saint-Martin-de-Re

Quai Daniel-Rivaille, 17410 Saint Martin de Re, Ile de Re, France +33 5 46 09 20 06
Excellent
54%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 852 reviews

Port de Saint-Martin-de-Re

Reviewed By lbj17 - Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom

We cycled around the area and popped into St Martins late morning in July. It was heaving with day trippers that had taken the boat from La Rochelle. Far too busy, but when we returned later in the afternoon, peace had been restored and the gorgeous back streets and harbour area could be explored in peace.
The place to be seen.

5. Le Jardin de Lydie

23 rue de l Eglise, 17580 Le Bois-Plage-en-Re, Ile de Re, France +33 5 46 09 40 41
Excellent
54%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 28 reviews

Le Jardin de Lydie

Reviewed By Working_Mum_10 - Leicestershire

Really loved the jam in this place - they have a tasting tray which helps you narrow down your choices - at these prices you cant buy them all 430g = 9.70 euros = approx £7.00 !! However, customer service is restricted - if there isn't a taster for the one you are interested in - too bad. And please don't look through the window so helpfully placed to see the production... the lady will close the blinds on you! Totally bizarre, but maybe she was having a bad day. Maybe better to buy from one of the distributors on the island.

6. Marche medieval

1 Place du Marche, 17630 La Flotte, Ile de Re, France
Excellent
49%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 34 reviews

Marche medieval

Reviewed By Caroline L

Lovely market with a good range of yummy produce & welcoming atmosphere. We picked up some lovely bread, goat's cheese, saucisson & raspberries for a picnic on the beach and enjoyed chatting with the stall holders who were very kind & friendly and helped us practice our terrible French :)

7. Citadelle Vauban

allee de la Guyane, 17410 Saint Martin de Re, Ile de Re, France +33 2 46 09 38 90
Excellent
37%
Good
58%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 59 reviews

Citadelle Vauban

Reviewed By Kingfisher1807 - Epsom, United Kingdom

A stroll around the harbour and on to this fabulous Citadelle, makes for a great walk - especially in the evening when it is quieter.
Great views in all directions. A magnificent site in a lively town.
Parking by the harbour is free every day for ONE HOUR (ticket from the machine) But you will need a code (from your hotel) to enter the town as there is a barrier.
After that you can get a day ticket for €15 ,which is cheaper than the tickets for the out of town parking (and more convenient) - if you can get a space. I would assume this can be difficult in high summer.

8. 1 Plus Cycles

Rue des Iris, 17580 Le Bois-Plage-en-Re, Ile de Re, France +33 5 46 35 96 20
Excellent
90%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 19 reviews

1 Plus Cycles

Reviewed By Brian L - Dublin, Ireland

Pierre-Emmanuel and Aurélien really looked after us. Our kids aren’t independent cyclists yet, and Pierre-E took time to talk through what they could handle, and let them each try out a few different bikes before we settled on a “tagalong” attachment instead. Reasonable prices as well.

9. Musee Ernest Cognacq

13 avenue Victor Bouthillier, 17410 Saint Martin de Re, Ile de Re, France +33 5 46 09 21 22
Excellent
39%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 74 reviews

Musee Ernest Cognacq

Reviewed By Acer sed justus - London, England

We were the only people in this charming museum on a sunny morning in August. A great shame: a fascinating insight into a place with a surprising amount of history. Beautiful garden too.

10. Tout a velo

21 rue de l Eglise | le Bois-Plage, 17580 Le Bois-Plage-en-Re, Ile de Re, France +33 5 46 66 53 06
Excellent
54%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 19 reviews

Tout a velo

Reviewed By fenboy - London

We used Tout a Velo mainly as they had availability for an electric bike and their website was easy to use. Although we arrived on a Saturday in high season we picked up our bikes in about 5 minutes of arrival. We had one regular bike with a pull along and an electric bike with a trailer for our youngest. Baskets are supplied free of charge as well as locks. Bikes also came with lights but we didn't need to use them. Returning was very quick also and although our trailer had lost a small attachment, the guys weren't bothered. We've rented better and newer bikes on the island but as the whole process was so easy and hassle free and the value so good, we were very happy with our choice. Recommended.

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